Women’s Basketball Extra Eligibility: Players Returning to Current School in 2021-22

In October 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on college sports, the NCAA announced that “winter sport student-athletes who compete during 2020-21 in Division I will receive both an additional season of competition and an additional year in which to complete it.” This page tracks those D-I women’s basketball seniors or graduate students who have been confirmed, through school press releases, news articles, or social media posts, to be returning to their current school for the 2021-22 season, taking advantage of the NCAA’s blanket year of extra eligibility. Women’s basketball players using (or seeking to use) their extra eligibility at a different school can be found on the 2020-21 transfer tracker.


UAB (C-USA): Zakyia Weathersby

Arizona (Pac-12): Sam Thomas (tweet)

Arkansas (SEC): Amber Ramirez (tweet)

Arkansas State (Sun Belt): Morgan Wallace (tweet)

Bowling Green (MAC): Madisen Parker (press release)

Bradley (MVC): Gabi Haack (news article)

BYU (WCC): Paisley Harding (news article); Maria Albiero, Tegan Graham, and Sara Hamson (news article)

Buffalo (MAC): Summer Hemphill (tweet)

Butler (Big East): Genesis Parker

UCLA (Pac-12): Natalie Chou (news article)

UCF (AAC): Masseny Kaba, Courtajia Sanders, and Jnaya Walker (press release)

Charlotte (C-USA): Octavia Jett-Wilson (press release)

Clemson (ACC): Delicia Washington (tweet)

Colorado (Pac-12): Mya Hollingshed (press release)

Dayton (A-10): Jenna Giacone (tweet); Erin Whalen (news article), Araion Bradshaw (news article)

DePaul (Big East): Dee Bekelja and Deja Church

Drexel (CAA): Hannah Nihill (press release)

Fairfield (MAAC): Sam Lewis

Florida (SEC): Kiara Smith (press release)

Florida State (ACC): Tiana England

Fordham (A-10): Kendell Heremaia (press release)

Furman (SoCon): Tierra Hodges

Georgia (SEC): Que Morrison and Jenna Staiti (news article)

Georgia Tech (ACC): Lorela Cubaj, Kierra Fletcher (tweet)

Gonzaga (WCC): Cierra Walker (news article)

Green Bay (Horizon): Meghan Pingel

Idaho State (Big Sky): Dora Goles and Estefania Ors (news article)

Illinois State (MVC): JuJu Redmond (news article)

Indiana (Big Ten): Ali Patberg (tweet)

IUPUI (Horizon): Morgan Allen, Macee Williams

Jackson State (SWAC): Dayzsha Rogan (press release)

Kansas (Big 12): Julie Brosseau (tweet)

UL Lafayette (Sun Belt): Ty’Reona Doucet

UL Monroe (Sun Belt): Kierra Crockett (tweet)

LSU (SEC): Faustine Aifuwa, Jailin Cherry, and Khayla Pointer (press release)

Maine (America East): Maeve Carroll (press release)

Manhattan (MAAC): Courtney Warley (tweet)

Marquette (Big East): Lauren Van Kleunen (tweet)

Maryland (Big Ten): Katie Benzan and Chloe Bibby

Maryland Eastern Shore (MEAC): Amanda Carney (tweet)

Miami (FL) (ACC): Endia Banks and Kelsey Marshall

Minnesota (Big Ten): Gadiva Hubbard and Laura Bagwell Katalinich (news article)

Mississippi State (SEC): Caterrion Thompson

Missouri State (MVC): Abby Hipp and Abi Jackson (press conference); Brice Calip (tweet)

Morehead State (OVC): Tyler Moore

Nevada (Mountain West): Nia Alexander

New Hampshire (America East): Amanda Torres (tweet)

NJIT (America East): Ellyn Stoll (press release)

New Mexico (Mountain West): Antonia Anderson and Jaedyn De La Cerda (press release)

North Carolina A&T (future Big South): Chanin Scott (tweet)

UNC Asheville (Big South): Nadiria Evans (news article)

UNCG (SoCon): Aja Boyd and CeCe Crudup (press release); Pernilla Sorensen (press release)

NC State (ACC): Kai Crutchfield, Kayla Jones, and Raina Perez (tweet)

North Dakota State (Summit): Emily Dietz (tweet)

North Florida (ASUN): Jazz Bond, Erin Jones, and Rhetta Moore (press release)

Northern Illinois (MAC): Paulina Castro (news article)

Northern Kentucky (Horizon): Grayson Rose (press release)

Ohio (MAC): Gabby Burris (tweet) and Cece Hooks (press release)

Ohio State (Big Ten): Braxtin Miller (news article) and Tanaya Beacham

Old Dominion (C-USA): Maggie Robinson

Oregon State (Pac-12): Ellie Mack (press release); Jovana Subasic (press release)

Penn State (Big Ten): Kelly Jekot (tweet)

Portland (WCC): Maddie Muhlheim (tweet)

Robert Morris (Horizon): Nina Augustin

St. Francis (Pa.) (NEC): Jenna Mastellone (tweet)

Saint Joseph’s (A-10): Mary Sheehan (press release)

Sam Houston State (future WAC): Faith Cook (news article)

Samford (SoCon): Natalie Armstrong and Shauntai Battle (tweet)

San Diego (WCC): Myah Pace

Santa Clara (WCC): Merle Wiehl

Siena (MAAC): Rayshel Brown (tweet)

South Carolina (SEC): LeLe Grissett (news article)

South Dakota (Summit): Chloe Lamb and Liv Korngable (news article); Hannah Sjerven (tweet)

South Dakota State (Summit): Kylee Irwin (tweet)

South Florida (AAC): Shae Leverett and Bethy Mununga (press release)

Stanford (Pac-12): Alyssa Jerome and Anna Wilson (news article)

Stony Brook (America East): McKenzie Bushee, India Pagan, Leighah-Amori Wool

Tennessee (SEC): Keyen Green (news article)

Texas A&M (SEC): Kayla Wells (tweet); Destiny Pitts (tweet)

TCU (Big 12): Lauren Heard (tweet)

Texas Tech (Big 12): Vivian Gray (tweet)

Tulane (AAC): Kaila Anderson, Sierra Cheatham, Arsula Clark, Krystal Freeman

Tulsa (AAC): Rebecca Lescay (press release)

Utah State (Mountain West): Emmie Harris (roster)

Valparaiso (MVC): Caitlin Morrison and Grace White (press release)

Vermont (America East): Josie Larkins (press release)

VCU (A-10): Taya Robinson (news article)

Virginia Tech (ACC): Aisha Sheppard (tweet)

Washington (Pac-12): Alexis Griggsby, Missy Peterson

Washington State (Pac-12): Krystal Leger-Walker (tweet)

Western Carolina (SoCon): Tembre Moates




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